He Came When - Poem by Aniruddha Pathak
The city is decked up like a bride,
Riverfront roars, squalor on the hide,
For, mega billions lure,
Safe borders to endure,
Asmita? In question was self pride.
I was in Ahmedabad on the day Chinese dignitaries came.
The city was virtually under siege. Traffic was blocked,
people were barred on many roads, and even to peep from
balconies, as alleged. There were huge screens blocking the
view of squalor— of poor people in huts. The riverfront was
vacated save VIPs. And Gujarati papers talked of asmita,
meaning fond pride!
- Happenings | 14.09.14 |
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